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Milestones

A Little Older, and Maybe Wiser

Yasmina Zaidman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Women
Yasmina Zaidman

Some women dread turning 40, and some insist that it just doesn't matter to them, they're totally over it. Well, I am neither indifferent nor depressed about this birthday. But it means a lot to me.

And Now We're Solid... Solid As a Food

Stacey Gish Wallenstein | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Stacey Gish Wallenstein

You wait for these big milestones. You read books about them. It's exciting. You write about them in the baby book... three months later, when you actually find it. But with my second child, I see these milestones as lightning-fast speedballs that mean my squish ball is growing up.

A Dreaded Day

Rich Siegel | Posted 03.20.2014 | Parents
Rich Siegel

Truth is, I'd empty half the bank account -- not the whole thing, cause I don't want to end up in a dirty nursing home -- to relive any part of what is now just a memory.

30 Reasons To Embrace 30

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 03.14.2014 | Women
Tinatin Japaridze

I recently celebrated my 30th birthday. Instead of dwelling on the potential downsides of turning the Big 3-0, I made a conscious decision to do the opposite.

How My Son Changed My Sense of Time

Jamie Krug | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Jamie Krug

I should have been happy, sweetly satisfied that day, at that moment. It should have felt like a celebration -- something to look forward to. If only I could stop myself from looking back, from feeling those feelings from that exact day four years earlier washing over me at random intervals.

30-Something, 30-Everything. Cheers to the Big 3-0!

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 03.11.2014 | Women
Tinatin Japaridze

And so it is: I am officially 30 years young. Yes, I use the word young instead of old, contrary to my previous belief that once I turned the big 3-0, life as I had known it prior to this milestone would never be the same again. Period.

A Parenting Moment You Will Never Forget

Raluca State | Posted 02.27.2014 | Parents
Raluca State

It's a moment I hope you never forget. The moment you achieved something that seemed far greater than you. Something that scared you and excited you at the same time.

What's in a Name?

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Ann V. Klotz

In infancy, we cocoon them in footie-pajamas. We feed them Cheerios one by one to prevent choking. We cut hot dogs and grapes into tiny pieces, conscientiously. We celebrate each success, giddy when they walk and talk, dusting them off carefully when they tumble.

The Best Milestone Birthday Celebration A Man Could Have

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 03.29.2014 | Fifty
Sherri Kuhn

The restaurant is crowded, unusually so for a Tuesday night. The waitress lets the specials roll off her tongue as she does on any other night, and we pretend to listen even though we've all chosen our main courses already.

Melting Icicles

Amanda Magee | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Amanda Magee

I'm trying so hard to support their evolution, but some days it feels like holding icicles in my hand. I am so tender, careful not to squeeze too hard or bend them in ways they aren't meant to go, but it's out of control.

22 Unexpected Gifts Of Having Twins

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 03.15.2014 | Parents
Laura Rossi Totten

Holding a baby is delicious -- but holding your two infants at the same time is nothing short of a miracle.

20 Things I Miss About My Twenties

Danny Rubin | Posted 03.12.2014 | College
Danny Rubin

Out too late partying mid-week at 23? Typical young person. Hungover on a Wednesday in my 30s? Get it together, buddy.

Why I'll Throw a Party When My Daughter Becomes a Woman

Rachael Clarke | Posted 03.10.2014 | Parents
Rachael Clarke

Some people say you become a woman when you become a mom. That is true, I think, but I became a woman much sooner than that.

20 Things We Can Do After 50 That We Couldn't Do At 20

Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

When I was in college, I worked summers at a mortgage company, processing loans by day -- while going clubbing (often at 24-hour gay bars) by night. I...

WATCH: You Won't Believe When This History Making NASCAR Driver First Got Behind The Wheel

Posted 10.29.2013 | Black Voices

After becoming the first African-American to win on NASCAR's national level in 50 years, talk show host Arsenio Hall chatted with 20-year-old Darrell ...

The Event That Deserves To Be On Everyone's 'Must-Do' List

Felice Shapiro | Posted 11.27.2013 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

What if your friends invited you to join them to celebrate their special anniversary in the mountains with a guest list spanning their life? You wouldn't know everyone, you would have to drive about four hours, you would have to clear the weekend and you'd need to book your hotel room. The invite promises hikes, bike rides, campfires, cocktails and dancing. Absolutely! COUNT US IN!

The Good Old Days When Acquisition Meant Making Money...

Gil Laroya | Posted 06.28.2013 | Small Business
Gil Laroya

It used to be, many years ago, that a person could start a business, grow that business into one where its products or services became attractive to p...

How I Became a Bat Mitzvah Woman

Elizabeth Much | Posted 08.19.2013 | Religion
Elizabeth Much

The last thing that I wanted at the pinnacle of pimple-faced puberty (circa 1974) was to stand in front of all of my friends and family and chant in Hebrew.

What Will We Remember About Graduation Day?

Diana Grycan | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Diana Grycan

If you are going to a graduation this year, enjoy each fleeting moment. Enjoy the tears and the laughter and the glue called love!

Reflections on My Son's Graduation

Andrea Barbalich | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Andrea Barbalich

My family constantly makes fun of me for crying at anything remotely sentimental, and I know I will cry at my son's graduation ceremony next week.

A Letter To My Very Last Baby

Allison Tate | Posted 07.02.2013 | Parents
Allison Tate

Be my baby -- not for long, and not forever, but for today -- and I promise that for this moment, I will be present and enjoy every single second of it.

Why It's Especially Hard For Me To Hand Down The Hand-Me-Downs

Amy Wruble | Posted 06.23.2013 | Parents
Amy Wruble

I've been both of these women now, and while I know there are still many, many parenting milestones ahead, it feels strange to have already closed the lid on these boxes.

Riding In Cars With Boys

Gigi Ross | Posted 06.22.2013 | Parents
Gigi Ross

I think about the next female that might look over at him in a car. A faceless girlfriend. He is too adorable for words, with his dimples, endless brown eyes and that shaggy surfer hair that curls just right. He is no longer the fat baby who hated being in his car seat.

50 Things Every Man Should Know How To Do By 50

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.11.2013 | Fifty

Change a tire, carve a turkey, ask for a raise. Last week we listed these as some of the things every woman should know how to do by age 50. But what ...

8 Things to Get You Through the Long Days of Parenting

Kim Siegal | Posted 06.06.2013 | Parents
Kim Siegal

You've stepped on one too many Legos. You've exhausted yourself trying to convince an illogical toddler to do something life sustaining, like eating. You've tried repeatedly and then failed to soothe a crying baby, a tantruming toddler or a neglected partner.